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Medical Center schedules the 30th annual Health Fair for May 22 CIMC announces bold plans to revamp the historic event BY JUDY HIIBBS On Thursday May 22 down- town Avalon will be transformed into a "Celebration of Health" according to Catalina Island Medical Center's Dawn Sampson, LCSW and the Coordinator of this year's Community Health Fair. "We're 'taking it to the streets' with a "Health Fest" concept to make low-cost screenings and professional healthcare consulta- tions accessible to residents and visitors," Sampson said. After nearly two decades of using the Casino ballroom for its annual health fair, CIMC has cho- sen to offer a "Health Fest" type approach this spring with outdoor tents, booths and vendors livening up Front Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event has been postponed from its customary April date to May 22 to make preparations and plans for a"fair weather" event that will be convenient for locals on their lunch hours, visitors strolling by, school students and seniors. "We want to make healthy options and intervention possible for any- one who needs it," Sampson said. In past years many of those who struggled to find the time to go out to the Casino or lacked the strength to make it up the ramps to the ballroom were too discouraged to participate. At "Health Fest 2014" everyone will have easy access to important screenings for diabetes, skin can- Above is a scene from last year's Health Fair. Courtesy photo cer, vision and hearing problems, podiatry, blood pressure, HIV, cholesterol, prostate, pulmonary function and more. Fun activi- ties and music are planned for along with healthy food options and information about CIMC's successful "Stepping Into Health" Group Lifestyle Balance classes, CHOICES programs for youth and families, and other mental health and social services. Save the date Thursday May 22 from 9 a.m, to 3 p.m. Tell a friend. Consider vol- unteering or making a financial donation. Donations from local businesses and organizations are essential to help with the costs associated with sponsoring this year's ambitious and exciting plans. This event is an opportu- nity for businesses to promote a "celebration of health" by encour- aging workers to take time off to attend "Health Fest" and receive these free or low-cost screenings and important medical consulta- tions. "This is a potentially life- changing event and an opportu- nity for information, detection and prevention of serious medical Con- ditions," Sampson said. For additional details about volunteering or recommending a healthcare provider to participate in this year's "Health Fest" please call Dawn Sampson at (310) 510- 0520 or email dsampson @ cimedi- calcenter.org. Donations may be made by sending your check made out to Catalina Island Medical Center (please indicate it is for Health Fest 2014) and mail it to PO Box 1563 Avalon, CA 90704 Letters to t Send us ! Join us at the Avalon Grille for Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm. Enjoy 50% off draft beer, house wines, and well cocktails. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Friday: March 28, 26"14 i 9 THE CATALINA ISLANDER